Consolidating inherited iras
Campfire Estate Planning Chat Newsletter Word Template Single Spaced Times Roman New 10 point bold MONTH YEAR: Lead Article: 1 ¾ pages [2nd page about 45 lines] [Category: Lead Article Title: Things to think about Summary: Summer at the beach, barbeques, flying kites and S’mores.What you need to keep the young ones smiling is some good estate planning chatter.Should years in the future you need access to trust funds the trusted person might add you as a beneficiary. This creates interesting planning opportunities, but it might also create a new risk for trustees.If you’re a trustee of an irrevocable trust, and the trust agreement is not optimal, in the past it might have been presumed that “it is what it is.” But now, do you have an obligation to use decanting to improve the provisions of the trust?
That means they will be given the right to designate who will receive the assets of the trust. While layers of limitations can be placed on such powers they do bring increased layers of complexity.Other states permit self-settled-like trusts (you can set up a marital trust for your spouse and on his or her demise the assets come flow into a credit shelter trust that you are a beneficiary of).All told there is a significant number of states that permit self-settled trusts.The latest salvo will be regulations negating discounts on FLPs/LLCs (perhaps only on those not operating an active business) what should you be doing? If discounts are nixed and your estate is under the federal exemption amount, you might do a happy jig! Because the IRS will have done most wealthy, but not ultra-wealthy, taxpayers a favor.You may have created an FLP or LLC to achieve valuation discounts.